This cylindrical, 2.38" x 0.98" x 0.98" brushed DC gearmotor with a 9.68:1 metal gearbox is a lower-current alternative to the HP version. It has an integrated 48 CPR quadrature encoder on the motor shaft, which provides 464.64 counts per revolution of the gearbox’s output shaft. These units have a 0.315"-long, 4 mm-diameter D-shaped output shaft. This gearmotor is also available without an encoder.
Key specs at 6 V: 580 RPM and 80 mA free-run, 11 oz-in (0.79 kg-cm) and 2.2 A stall.
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- Modifying the Wild Thumper to use motors with encoders (3MB pdf)
Note: This is not an easy modification, and the chassis can be damaged if it is not done properly, so we generally recommend against it, and we can only provide very limited support for those who want to attempt it. The manufacturer did not intend for the chassis to be modified in this way, and we do not know how well such a modification will work out.